Atlanta Day 6: Dinner at Seo Ra Bcol in Korea Town

After the adventure at the Stone Mountain Park, Ben drove to the town of Duluth for dinner. Duluth is a Korea town.

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After driving around for a while in Duluth, we decided to have dinner at Seo Ra Bcol Korean BBQ Restaurant because we saw some Koreans leaving the restaurant. If Korean eats here, then it should be good.

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7 banchans to whet up our appetite. I enjoyed the anchovies one most (sweetish) and got a refill for that.

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We ordered a Black Goat Hot Pot. It’s good for two. The hot pot came with two bowls of rice.

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Atlanta Day 6: Stone Mountain – Historic Walk-up Trail

Our last activity in the Stone Mountain Park is to hike up the 1 mile historic walk up trail.

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The reason was the gondola ride was closed during our visit.

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It was still pretty hot in the afternoon even though it was a cloudy day. The barren rock reflects heat.

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We just have to follow the yellow marking up the hill. (more…)

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Atlanta Day 6: Stone Mountain – Antebellum Plantation

The facts on this post is extracted from the Antebellum Plantation Map & Guide.

One of the attraction in the Stone Mountain Park is the self guided tour to the Antebellum Plantation. The Antebellum Plantation is a collection of original buildings from around the state of Georgia. They were built between 1792 and 1875.

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These buildings represented the diverse lifestyles of the 18th and 19th century Georgia residents.

The above is Kingston, GA, circa 1845. This was the manor house of the 300-acre Allen Plantation. Bryan Allen was an English cotton broker from Savannah who probably built this home as a summerhouse.

The style of the building is characteristic of the late Federal period. Most of the Palladian windows still contain handmade glass. The octagonal columns outside and the overhead timbers downstairs are made of hand-hewn heart pine, adding both strength and beauty to the building.

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Various rooms in the Kingston House.

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The above is the Doctor’s Cabin; DeKalb County, GA, circa 1826.

This little cabin is believed to be the oldest building in Dekalb County. It was built by Chapmon Powell, one of the country’s first residents. It is typical of most American homes on the American frontier, serving as both a home and a medical office. The logs are “keyed” or locked, into place, making the corners of the cabin strong enough to withstand tornadoes.

Dr. Powell was instrumental in promoting cordial relations with the Cherokee by providing them with lodging and medical care. He also served as Dekalb County Sheriff and in the State Legislature. The house was used as a field hospital in the Battle of Atlanta. (more…)

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Atlanta Day 6: Stone Mountain – Museum

We decided to spend day 6 visiting Georgia’ number 1 attraction, Stone Mountain Park.

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The view of the Stone Mountain is described as majestic. The parking lot was pretty empty as the theme park is already closed for the season.

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The Confederate Memorial Carving on Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

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The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three southern heroes of the Civil War; Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. (more…)

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Atlanta Day 6: Breakfast at Chick Fil A

Day 6 started off as a cloudy day. We ventured out early looking for a breakfast place.

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We found a Chick-Fil-A restaurant to settle for breakfast. Chick-Fil-A is a fast food restaurant with chicken as it’s main product.

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Chick-Fil-A is a Christian based restaurant. It closes on Sunday.

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Atlanta Day 5: Dinner at OK Cafe

Ben had dinner with some of his colleagues after the meeting in the afternoon. I just tag along. Ben’s boss decided to have dinner at OK Cafe.

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We started with some appetizers. The above was fried jalapeno grit with a cheesy sauce.

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Sweet potato fries with blue cheese dipping sauce. We also had fried pickled chips with Ranch dip. (no photo). (more…)

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Atlanta Day 5: Fern Bank Museum of Natural History

Since we still have some time to kill before Ben’s meeting, we utilized one of the ticket in the Atlanta city pass to pass time. We went to the nearby Fern Bank Museum of Natural History.

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Apparently, Atlanta used to be a land of dinosaurs.

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The Great Hall exhibits the Giants of Mesozoic. One of the dinosaur is so big that our camera cannot capture the whole view.

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The view of the head of the dinosaur from the third floor. (more…)

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Atlanta Day 5: Carter Presidential Center

With just the morning on hand, we went to visit the Carter Presidential Center.

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The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former US President Jimmy Carter and wife, Roselynn Carter. It’s a non-government and non-profit organization with the goal to advance human rights and alleviate human sufferings.

The entrance fee is USD8/per person.

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We had the whole theater to ourselves to watch a short film.  The place was very quiet at the time we were there.

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Exhibits of former US President Jimmy Carter walk down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1977 as the 39th President of the United States. (more…)

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Atlanta Day 5: Steak & Shake Breakfast

It was a bright sunny morning. We headed out early for breakfast as Ben has a meeting in the afternoon.

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We had breakfast at Steak & Shake. It’s a 24 hour joint.

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Ben could not resist to order a Chocolate Milk Shake since this is a steak & shake joint.

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Although it’s for breakfast, Ben must try their steak burger. He ordered the Royale Steak Burger for USD4.99. It came with a fried egg, double steak, American cheese, bacon, tomato, lettuce and hash brown patties. (more…)

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